Marine Resources Group announced that Kirstin Sandaas
has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer and Kevin Orstad
has joined the company in the position of Group Controller.
Sandaas joined MRG in the spring of 2004, and since that time has worked closely with the financial and operating divisions at the MRG group of companies. Her contributions include assisting in two corporate acquisitions, implementing an MRG-wide 401(k) program and assessing enterprise-wide systems solutions.
Prior to joining MRG she held the position of Director of Finance at Sea Coast Towing. She served as Finance Manager at Optiva, makers of the sonicare toothbrush, working as an integral part of the team that helped sell the company to Philips Electronics
. From 1985 to 1997, she worked for various accounting firms, including Arthur Andersen and Ernst and Young as a Tax Manager. She has a Master of Professional Accounting from the University of Washington.
Orstad has joined Marine Resources Group as Group Controller. Kevin has broad experience in financial systems, cost accounting and financial reporting. Kevin most recently held the position of Finance Manager for Medtronic Emergency Response Systems where he was responsible for developing and maintaining product costs, annual budgets, and improving inventory turns. Kevin has a Bachelor of Arts from Western Washington University.